Wow! Christmas is drawing near and the holiday hustle and bustle has already begun. Sending cards, decorating, hanging lights and wrapping gifts. Yes, it’s that season again.
We are listening to holiday songs and celebrating, but why? What is Christmas really about? Is it about a Santa Clause, Rudolph; and the Grinch? I remember one comedy show said Santa, actually spelled Satan when the letters were switched. It was said as a joke, but it may not be far from the truth.
Where’s Your Focus
We have taken our focus off the Christ in Christmas. Instead, we think about our gift list, shopping, the endless hours of Christmas shows we watch, parties and celebrations, but how often do we think about Jesus? He really is the reason for the season.
Also, as convenient as it maybe to use Xmas instead of Christmas, I always try to spell it out now (I didn’t use to), to remind myself why Christmas exists. It’s about the birth of Christ. Let’s keep Him as the center of our festivities this season and if we start feeling overwhelmed, remember it’s about Him, not the gifts, the big meal, decorating or other Christmas activities. Let’s truly fellowship with each other; bask in the love Christ has for us and share His love with others.
Experience the True Meaning of Christmas
Do something nice for an unsuspecting person. Buy an extra gift, pay for the car behind you when you go through the drive-thru, give generously to organizations who are providing Christmas meals to the homeless or cook some extra just for them, along with giving them items to keep them warm this Winter (socks, gloves, hats, hand warmers, blankets, etc). See below for other organizations you can give to.
Love is the true meaning of Christmas. Give it to one another. BTW, I love the scene at the end of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”, when everyone is holding hands and singing with no gifts or celebratory food, just pure love! Yes, cliche as it maybe, Jesus is the Reason for the Season!
Do we really remember what Christmas is about? Let’s stop and thank God for the greatest gift of all, JESUS!